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blackboard jungle

noun, Informal.
a school or school system characterized by lack of discipline and by juvenile delinquency.
Origin of blackboard jungle
1950-55; on the model of asphalt jungle; popularized by the novel of the same name (1954) by American author Evan Hunter (born 1926) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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